SEKIRO Complete Progression Guide

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This SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE guide is a comprehensive and complete progression step-by-step walkthrough guide unlocking the following:

  • THE EASIEST ROUTE TO TAKE AND BEST ORDER OF EVENTS FROM START TO FINISH
  • ALL KEY EVENTS / FULL PROGRESSION
  • ALL BOSS BATTLE MEMORIES (Attack Power)
  • ALL PRAYER BEADS (Vitality & Posture)
  • ALL GOURD SEEDS (Healing Gourd)
  • ALL PROSTHETIC TOOLS
  • ALL UPGRADE ITEMS
  • ALL USEFUL ITEMS
  • ALL SKILL TREES & NINJUTSU’s
  • ALL HIDDEN SKILLS
  • ALL ENDINGS

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  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: OUTSKIRTS WALL – GATE PATH)

Pick up the SHURIKEN WHEEL from the Nightjar Ninja corpse (unlocks Loaded Shuriken Prosthetic Tool)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: OUTSKIRTS WALL – GATE PATH)

Defeat General Naomori Kawarada for PRAYER BEAD 01/40 and GOURD SEED 01/09

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: DILAPIDATED TEMPLE)

Receive the SHINOBI ESOTERIC TEXT from the Sculptor after acquiring your first skill point (unlocks Shinobi Arts Skill Tree)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: OUTSKIRTS WALL – GATE PATH)

Acquire the YOUNG LORD’S BELL CHARM from Mother Nogami (unlocks area Hirata Estate)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: OUTSKIRTS WALL – GATE PATH)

Purchase ROBERT’S FIRECRACKERS from Crow’s Bed Memorial Mob for 500 Sen (unlocks Firecracker Prosthetic Tool)

06.HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: ESTATE PATH)

Pick up the FLAME BARREL from within the bonfire surrounded by Bandits (unlocks Flame Vent Prosthetic Tool)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: DILAPIDATED TEMPLE)

Receive the PROSTHETIC ESOTERIC TEXT from the Sculptor after fitting three Prosthetic Tools (unlocks Prosthetic Arts Skill Tree)

08.HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: ESTATE PATH)

Pick up the SHINOBI AXE OF THE MONKEY from inside the shrine with two Bandits outside (unlocks Loaded Axe Prosthetic Tool)

09.HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: ESTATE PATH)

Defeat Shinobi Hunter Enshin of Misen for PRAYER BEAD 02/40

10.HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: BAMBOO THICKET SLOPE)

Pick up the MIST RAVEN’S FEATHERS from inside the hidden three-storey pagoda (unlocks Mist Raven Prosthetic Tool)

11.HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: BAMBOO THICKET SLOPE)

Speak to Great Shinobi Owl in burning courtyard to obtain the HIDDEN TEMPLE KEY (opens temple leading to Lady Butterfly)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: OUTSKIRTS WALL – STAIRWAY)

Defeat the Chained Ogre for PRAYER BEAD 03/40 and SHINOBI MEDICINE RANK 1 Latent Skill

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: OUTSKIRTS WALL – STAIRWAY)

Pick up GOURD SEED 02/09 from building behind the Chained Ogre after defeating him

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: UNDERBRIDGE VALLEY)

Defeat General Tenzen Yamauchi for PRAYER BEAD 04/40

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: ASHINA CASTLE GATE FORTRESS)

Defeat Gyoubu Oniwa for BATTLE MEMORY 01/13 (increases Attack Power) and the MECHANICAL BARREL (unlocks Prosthetic Upgrades at the Sculptor)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: ASHINA CASTLE GATE)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 05/40 from a chest in the watchtower attic above Tengu

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: ASHINA CASTLE GATE)

Complete task for Tengu in watchtower to acquire ASHINA ESOTERIC TEXT (unlocks Ashina Arts Skill Tree)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: ASHINA CASTLE GATE)

Purchase GOURD SEED 03/09 for 1000 Sen from Battlefield Memorial Mob outside watchtower

  1. HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: HIRATA ESTATE – MAIN HALL)

Defeat Juzou The Drunkard for PRAYER BEAD 06/40

  1. HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: HIRATA AUDIENCE CHAMBER)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 07/40 from behind the Shinobi Shortcut

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: ASHINA CASTLE GATE)

Defeat the Blazing Bull for PRAYER BEAD 08/40 and SHINOBI MEDICINE RANK 2 Latent Skill

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: ASHINA CASTLE)

Obtain the GATEHOUSE KEY by killing the two guards on the bridge (opens house to Gyoubu’s Broken Horn)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: ABANDONED DUNGEON ENTRANCE)

Purchase PRAYER BEAD 09/40 for 1400 Sen from the Dungeon Memorial Mob

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO)

Travel through the Abandoned Dungeon to Senpou Temple, pick up GOURD SEED 04/09 directly in front of the first Infested Seeker

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: ASHINA CASTLE)

Defeat General Kuranosuke Matsumoto for PRAYER BEAD 10/40

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: ASHINA CASTLE)

Speak to Fujioka the Info Broker and kill the nearby 7 samurai for him so that he relocates to the Dilapidated Temple

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: DILAPIDATED TEMPLE)

Purchase GOURD SEED 05/09 from Fujioka the Info Broker at the Dilapidated Temple

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ANTECHAMBER)

Pick up GOURD SEED 06/09 from the chest near the idol

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ANTECHAMBER)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 11/40 from chest in hidden room behind shinobi shortcut

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ANTECHAMBER)

Pick up the SABIMARU from the chest on the ground floor of the castle interior (unlocks Sabimaru Prosthetic Tool)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: OLD GRAVE)

Purchase the IRON FORTRESS for 1600 Sen (unlocks Loaded Umbrella Prosthetic Tool) and the ANTI-AIR DEATHBLOW Latent Skill for 1200 Sen from Blackhat Badger

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: UNDER-SHRINE VALLEY)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 12/40 in the area by the small pool leading to the Headless

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: UNDER-SHRINE VALLEY)

Pick up GOURD SEED 07/09 from the small camp a few grapples past the idol

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: ASHINA RESERVOIR)

Pick up GYOUBU’S BROKEN HORN from the chest in the gatehouse (unlocks Loaded Spear Prosthetic Tool)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: ASHINA RESERVOIR)

Defeat Lone Shadow Longswordsman in the well where you started the game for PRAYER BEAD 13/40

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: ASHINA RESERVOIR)

Defeat Seven Ashina Spears – Shikibu Toshikatsu Yamauchi for PRAYER BEAD 14/40

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ASHINA DOJO)

Defeat Ashina Elite – Jinsuke Saze for PRAYER BEAD 15/40

  1. HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: HIRATA AUDIENCE CHAMBER)

Defeat Lady Butterfly for BATTLE MEMORY 02/13 (increases Attack Power) and the SAKURA DROPLET (unlocks third Resurrection Node by giving to Lord Kuro)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ASHINA DOJO)

Defeat Genichiro Ashina for BATTLE MEMORY 03/13 (increases Attack Power) and the BLOODSMOKE NINJUTSU

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Speak with Lord Kuro and go through all of his dialogue so he asks you to find Lord Isshin Ashina

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Locate and speak with Lord Isshin Ashina in his watchtower about the Mortal Blade

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Speak with Lord Kuro again and go through all of his dialogue options, then pick up the GUN FORT SHRINE KEY which is on the floor next to him

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: SHUGENDO)

Defeat the Armored Warrior for PRAYER BEAD 16/40 and BREATH OF NATURE: SHADOW Latent Skill

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: TEMPLE GROUNDS)

Pick up the PERSIMMON from the ground to give to the Divine Child of Rejuvenation (requirement for the Return Ending)

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: TEMPLE GROUNDS)

Defeat Long-arm Centipede Sen’un for PRAYER BEAD 17/40

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: MAIN HALL)

Go through the cave near the Main Hall to find a shrine with the SENPOU ESOTERIC TEXT (unlocks Temple Arts Skill Tree)

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: MAIN HALL)

Defeat the Folding Screen Monkeys for BATTLE MEMORY 04/13 (increases Attack Power) and the PUPPETEER NINJUTSU

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: INNER SANCTUM)

Speak with the Divine Child of Rejuvenation to acquire the MORTAL BLADE

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: INNER SANCTUM)

Speak with the Divine Child of Rejuvenation again to acquire RICE. Consume the RICE then travel to another IDOL, then return to receive another RICE. Repeat this until you consume a third RICE. Returning a third time the Child will be sick and ask for a Persimmon to cure her

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: INNER SANCTUM)

Give the Divine Child of Rejuvenation a Persimmon to cure her, she then gives you RICE FOR KURO (requirement for the Return Ending)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Give Lord Kuro the RICE FOR KURO (requirement for the Return Ending)

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: SUNKEN VALLEY)

Defeat Snake Eyes Shirafuji for PRAYER BEAD 18/40

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: GUN FORT)

Defeat Long-arm Centipede Giraffe for PRAYER BEAD 19/40

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: GUN FORT)

Pick up the LARGE FAN in the same room as the Long-arm Centipede Giraffe (unlocks Divine Abduction Prosthetic Tool)

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: GUN FORT)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 20/40 from the cave by going under the floorboards in the same room as the Long-arm Centipede Giraffe

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: GUN FORT)

Use the GUN FORT SHRINE KEY to open the Shrine door, then cross the bridge in Sunken Valley Passage to be attacked by the Great Serpent making you fall into the lake below (this will unlock the option to perform a plunging deathblow on the Great Serpent in Step 58). Proceed to unlock the Riven Cave Idol

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO)

Use the Puppeteer Ninjutsu on the Assassin so he activates the nearby Kite Device permanently raising the kite which acts as a grapple point

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO)

Grapple across to the raised kite and make your way through the cave on the other side so you can perform a plunging deathblow on the Great Serpent below to acquire the FRESH SERPENT VISCERA (requirement for the Return Ending)

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: BODHISATTVA VALLEY)

Defeat the Guardian Ape for BATTLE MEMORY 05/13 (increases Attack Power) and the SLENDER FINGER (unlocks Finger Whistle Prosthetic Tool)

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: GUARDIAN APE’S WATERING HOLE)

Pick up the LOTUS OF THE PALACE from the back of the cave behind the Idol

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: RIVEN CAVE)

Perform a Puppeteer Ninjutsu on the monkey in the cave to distract the 2nd Great Serpent so you can sneak past to acquire the DRIED SERPENT VISCERA (requirement for the Return Ending). Proceed to unlock the Poison Pool Idol in Ashina Depths

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Speak with Lord Kuro and go through all of his dialogue so he hands you PAGE’s DIARY and OKAMI’s ANCIENT TEXT (if he gives you a SWEET RICE BALL, consume it to progress his dialogue)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Speak with Emma so she hands you the IMMORTAL SEVERANCE SCRAP

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Speak with Lord Kuro again, then eavesdrop on him to hear him say “DO… WHAT MUST BE DONE”

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Rest at the Idol, then speak with Emma and agree that Lord Kuro should be saved

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: OUTSKIRTS WALL – STAIRWAY)

Purchase the PHANTOM KUNAI for 3000 Sen from Anayama the Peddler (Level 4 upgrade item for the Loaded Shuriken)

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: POISON POOL)

Defeat Snake Eyes Shirahagi for PRAYER BEAD 21/40

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: POISON POOL)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 22/40 from the head of the large statue

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: POISON POOL)

Defeat the Guardian Ape Couple for BATTLE MEMORY 06/13 (increases Attack Power) as well as TWO PRAYER BEADS 23 & 24/40. Perform a final MORTAL BLADE finishing deathblow on the Headless Ape to receive the BESTOWAL NINJUTSU. Proceed to unlock the Hidden Forest Idol

  1. ABANDONED DUNGEON (IDOL: UNDERGROUND WATERWAY)

Defeat the Shichimen Warrior for the CEREMONIAL TANTO (Spirit Emblem buff)

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: GUARDIAN APE’S BURROW)

Defeat the Shichimen Warrior for the MALCONTENT’s RING (Level 5 Malcontent upgrade item for the Finger Whistle)

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: HIDDEN FOREST)

To disperse the fog and remove all apparition type enemies from the area, follow this path to first kill the red robed flute playing Noble as a priority. Once it’s dead, you can then go back and safely loot the entire area

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: HIDDEN FOREST)

Defeat Tokujiro the Glutton for PRAYER BEAD 25/40

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: MIBU VILLAGE)

Pick up GOURD SEED 08/09 from beneath the sakura tree in the middle of the village

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: WATER MILL)

Pick up the PINE RESIN EMBER from on top of the hut (Level 4 Okinaga upgrade item for the Flame Vent)

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: WATER MILL)

Defeat O’rin of the Water for PRAYER BEAD 26/40 and the powerful BREATH OF LIFE: SHADOW Latent Skill

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: WATER MILL)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 27/40 from the attic in the Mibu Village Priest’s home

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: WATER MILL)

Defeat the Corrupted Monk (Illusion) for BATTLE MEMORY 07/13 (increases Attack Power) as well as the MIBU BREATHING TECHNIQUE Latent Skill (diving underwater is now possible)

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: WEDDING CAVE DOOR)

Pick up the SHELTER STONE on the table within the Wedding Cave

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: MIBU VILLAGE)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 28/40 from the chest at the bottom of the lake

  1. HIRATA ESTATE (IDOL: DRAGONSPRING – HIRATA ESTATE)

Swim underwater and kill the Treasure Carps to buy the FLOATING PASSAGE TEXT from Pot Noble Harunaga for 5 TREASURE CARP SCALES (unlocks Floating Passage Combat Art)

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: TEMPLE GROUNDS)

Jump in the pond and swim to the bottom to pick up the HOLY CHAPTER: INFESTED (requirement for the Return Ending) as well as PRAYER BEAD 29/40

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: INNER SANCTUM)

Give the HOLY CHAPTER: INFESTED to the Divine Child of Rejuvenation

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: INNER SANCTUM)

Rest at the Idol so the Divine Child relocates to the Halls of Illusion. Go there and speak to her

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: MAIN HALL)

Pick up the HOLY CHAPTER: DRAGON’s RETURN (requirement for the Return Ending) from the dead priest’s body in the cave network near the Main Hall

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: INNER SANCTUM)

Return to the Divine Child to update her, then give her both the DRIED SERPENT VISCERA and FRESH SERPENT VISCERA (referred to as Persimmons of the Serpent)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE – DURING INTERIOR MINISTRY RAID (IDOL: OLD GRAVE OR UPPER TOWER – ANTECHAMBER)

Defeat the Chained Ogre for PRAYER BEAD 30/40 and the SHINOBI MEDICINE RANK 3 Latent Skill (note: during the Interior Ministry raid, initially only the Abandoned Dungeon Entrance Idol will be accessible, the other Idols will need to be found & activated again)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE – DURING INTERIOR MINISTRY RAID (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ASHINA DOJO)

Defeat Lone Shadow Vilehand for PRAYER BEAD 31/40

  1. ASHINA CASTLE – DURING INTERIOR MINISTRY RAID (IDOL: GREAT SERPENT SHRINE)

Defeat Lone Shadow Masanaga the Spear-Bearer for PRAYER BEAD 32/40

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (IDOL: OUTSKIRTS WALL – STAIRWAY)

Defeat Headless in the cave for AKO’s SPIRITFALL (temporarily increases Vitality & Posture damage dealt for two Spirit Emblems per use / unlimited uses)

  1. SUNKEN VALLEY (IDOL: UNDER-SHRINE VALLEY)

Defeat Headless in the cave after swimming through water for GOKAN’s SPIRITFALL (temporarily reduces Posture damage taken for one Spirit Emblem per use / unlimited uses)

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: HIDDEN FOREST)

Defeat Headless shortly after Idol for GACHIIN’s SPIRITFALL (temporarily increases stealth for three Spirit Emblems per use / unlimited uses)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (IDOL: OLD GRAVE)

Defeat Headless in the water for UNGO’s SPIRITFALL (temporarily reduces Vitality & Posture damage taken for two Spirit Emblems per use / unlimited uses)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE – DURING INTERIOR MINISTRY RAID (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ASHINA DOJO)

ONLY COMPLETE THIS STEP FOR THE SHURA ENDING (BAD ENDING)

Speak with the Great Shinobi Owl and choose to stay loyal to him and forsake Lord Kuro

Then Defeat Emma, the Gentle Blade, in battle

Finally, defeat Isshin Ashina for BONUS BATTLE MEMORY 14 (increases Attack Power) and the ONE MIND Master Art (end game Combat Art)

The game will now end with the Shura ending

  1. ASHINA CASTLE – DURING INTERIOR MINISTRY RAID (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ASHINA DOJO)

Speak with the Owl and choose to stay loyal to Lord Kuro and break the Iron Code

Defeat him in battle to obtain BATTLE MEMORY 08/13 (increases Attack Power) and the AROMATIC BRANCH

  1. ASHINA CASTLE – DURING INTERIOR MINISTRY RAID (IDOL: CASTLE TOWER LOOKOUT)

Rest at the Idol so Emma spawns, then speak with her to obtain Tomoe’s Note. Then travel to the Grave near the Old Grave Idol and speak with her again. (requirement for the Purification Ending)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS – (IDOL: DILAPIDATED TEMPLE)

Go to the rear of the building and eavesdrop on the conversation between Emma and the Sculptor.

Then speak with Emma about what you overheard to obtain the FATHER’s BELL CHARM (requirement for the Purification Ending)

  1. HIRATA ESTATE – REVELATION MEMORY (IDOL: HIRATA ESTATE – MAIN HALL)

Use FATHER’s BELL CHARM at the Buddha statue to enter the Hirata Estate Revelation memory, then defeat Lone Shadow Masanaga the Spear-Bearer for PRAYER BEAD 33/40

  1. HIRATA ESTATE – REVELATION MEMORY (IDOL: HIRATA ESTATE – MAIN HALL)

Defeat Juzou the Drunkard for PRAYER BEAD 34/40. Proceed to unlock the Hirata Audience Chamber Idol

  1. ASHINA CASTLE – DURING INTERIOR MINISTRY RAID (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Speak to Lord Kuro about all of the ingredients for the fountainhead aroma that you’ve acquired, then interact with the incense burner and have Kuro use the MORTAL BLADE to add some of his blood

  1. SENPOU TEMPLE, MT. KONGO (IDOL: INNER SANCTUM)

Speak to the Divine Child of Rejuvenation to obtain the FROZEN TEARS (final step required for the Return Ending). NOTE: If the Divine Child is writhing in pain and you cannot open the door, go back to Lord Kuro and speak with him to obtain a Sweet Rice Ball

  1. ASHINA DEPTHS (IDOL: WEDDING CAVE DOOR)

Enter the palanquin in the cave and pray to be transported to Fountainhead Palace

  1. FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE (IDOL: FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE)

Defeat the True Corrupted Monk for BATTLE MEMORY 09/13 (increases Attack Power) and the DRAGON’s TALLY BOARD (most merchants will now stock infinite quantities of useful consumables like Divine Confetti)

  1. FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE (IDOL: FLOWER VIEWING STAGE)

Defeat Sakura Bull of the Palace for PRAYER BEAD 35/40 and A BEAST’s KARMA Latent Skill (Increases Spirit Emblems by 1)

  1. FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE (IDOL: GREAT SAKURA)

Defeat Okami Leader Shizu on the branch of the Great Sakura tree for PRAYER BEAD 36/40

  1. FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE (IDOL: GREAT SAKURA)

Pick up PRAYER BEAD 37/40 in the chest at the bottom of the lake

  1. FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE (IDOL: PALACE GROUNDS)

Pick up GOURD SEED 09/09 in the chest from inside the building

  1. FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE (IDOL: PALACE GROUNDS)

Defeat the Shichimen Warrior for LAPIS LAZULI x1 (rarest upgrade material)

  1. FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE (IDOL: GREAT SAKURA)

Defeat the Underwater Headless for YASHARIKU’s SPIRITFALL (significantly increases Vitality & Posture damage dealt for a short time, while reducing your own by 50%)

  1. FOUNTAINHEAD PALACE – NIGHT (IDOL: SANCTUARY)

Defeat the Divine Dragon to obtain BATTLE MEMORY 10/13 (increases Attack Power) and the DIVINE DRAGON’s TEARS (key item for all three endings)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (NIGHT) – CENTRAL FORCES RAID (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Speak to Emma and obtain the SECRET PASSAGE KEY

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (NIGHT) – CENTRAL FORCES RAID (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

Learn the final skill of any skill tree, then speak to Emma and choose the dialogue option: “Isshin’s Parting Words?” to receive the MUSHIN ESOTERIC TEXT if you have not already obtained it from Tengu (unlocks the Mushin Arts Skill Tree)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (NIGHT) – CENTRAL FORCES RAID (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – KURO’S ROOM)

NOTE: During the CENTRAL FORCES RAID, not only are all the Ashina Castle Idols locked again, but so are all the Ashina Outskirts Idols. For this reason, the only way to get back into these areas to re-activate the Idols is through the Library window in Lord Kuro’s room. The Upper Tower – Ashina Dojo Idol is just around the corner

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (NIGHT) – CENTRAL FORCES RAID (IDOL: UPPER TOWER – ASHINA DOJO)

Defeat red eyed Ashina Elite – Ujinari Mizou for PRAYER BEAD 38/40  (located below Isshin Ashina’s quarters)

  1. ASHINA CASTLE (NIGHT) – CENTRAL FORCES RAID (IDOL: ASHINA RESERVOIR)

Defeat Seven Ashina Spears – Shume Masaji Oniwa for PRAYER BEAD 39/40 (follow this path from the Upper Tower – Ashina Dojo Idol)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (NIGHT) – CENTRAL FORCES RAID (IDOL: UNDERBRIDGE VALLEY)

Defeat Shigekichi of the Red Guard for PRAYER BEAD 40/40 (head across the rooves and grapple to the kite to get back to the Ashina Outskirts Idols)

  1. HIRATA ESTATE – REVELATION MEMORY (IDOL: HIRATA AUDIENCE CHAMBER)

Defeat Owl (Father) to obtain BATTLE MEMORY 11/13 (increases Attack Power) and the AROMATIC FLOWER (final step required for the Purification Ending)

  1. ASHINA OUTSKIRTS (NIGHT) – CENTRAL FORCES RAID (IDOL: FLAMES OF HATRED)

From the Outskirts Wall – Stairway Idol, work your way back through the area to unlock the Flames of Hatred Idol. Defeat the Demon of Hatred for BATTLE MEMORY 12/13 (increases Attack Power) and LAPIS LAZULI x2 (rarest upgrade material)

  1. ASHINA RESERVOIR (NIGHT) – CENTRAL FORCES RAID (IDOL: NEAR SECRET PASSAGE)

From the Ashina Reservoir Idol, make your way to the Near Secret Passage Idol and proceed to the white field. Defeat Genichiro, Way of Tomoe as well as Isshin, the Sword Saint for BATTLE MEMORY 13/13 (increases Attack Power) as well as the DRAGON FLASH Master Art (end game Combat Art)

  1. CHOOSE ONE OF THE THREE AVAILABLE ENDINGS

Give Divine Dragon’s Tears = IMMORTAL SEVERANCE ENDING (default ending)

Give Divine Dragon’s Tears and Everblossom = PURIFICATION ENDING (alternate ending)

Give Divine Dragon’s Tears and Frozen Tears = RETURN ENDING (secret ending)

 

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